Turn your love of food into a career with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery in Melbourne.
+ Duration: 78 weeks
+ Work placement: 48 service periods
Local students No
International students Yes
How can I study?
This course is available on campus in the CBD and in our state of the art commercial training kitchens. Call us to discuss your study options. Call us to discuss your study options.
Do you dream of becoming a chef? The Certificate IV in Kitchen Management will help you take your cookery career to the next level. With this qualification, you will learn to lead teams in commercial kitchens across Australian cafes, restaurants, pubs and other hospitality venues.
Our professionally trained chefs provide students with hands-on skills and industry knowledge to work as a chef in Australian kitchens. This qualification will open up an exciting career pathway for anyone who wants to work as a chef or chef de partie.
National Code: SIT40521
CRICOS Code: 109684F
Units: 33 units (27 core + 6 electives)
Location: Level 8, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000
Duration: 78 weeks (including holidays)
Tuition Fee: $14,000
Materials Fee: $300
Administration Fee: $200
RPL Application Fees: $145 per hour
Included in materials fee:
1 X White Chef coat long sleeves with stud buttons (with MCIE Logo)
1 X Checked Chef trouser
1 X White flat top hat (with MCIE Logo)
1 X White neckerchief
1 X Bib style white apron
1X Half-length white apron
1 X Safety boots / clogs / sturdy slip-resistant shoes
Cooks Knife 22 cms
Bread Knife 26 cms
Boning knife 15 cms
Paring Knife 9 cms
Turning Knife 6 cms
Palette knife 20 cms
Sharpening steel 25 cms
Wooden spoon 30 cms
Rubber Spatula / Scraper
Whisk stainless steel 30 cms
Tongs stainless steel 23 cms
Set of star nozzles
Serving spoon perforated 30 cms
Pastry brush 2.5 cms
Tea Towel – 2 numbers
Piping bag 50 cms
Knife carry case 18 pockets
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There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.
Candidates must meet one of the following English Language proficiency requirements:
Students who have completed one year of study in Australia at AQF Certificate III level or above are exempt from submitting Year 11 qualifications or equivalent + IELTS results.
This is a blended delivery course with 15 hours face-to-face and 5 hours delivered in real-time remotely via Microsoft Teams each week over 3 days per week. Learning methods include practical demonstration, multimedia presentations, group instruction and discussion as well as online discussions and social media groups.
Assessment for this course includes written tasks, long and short answer questions, multiple choice quizzes, group tasks, oral presentations, role plays, scenarios, case studies, work placement journals, logbooks, portfolios and projects. Most assessments are submitted online via the Canvas LMS.
Students are required to complete 48 service periods to complete the work-based training component of this course. MCIE will organise your placement with one of our hospitality host employers.
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHCCC023 Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC027 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC028 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC029 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITXINV006 Receive, store and maintain stock
SITHCCC035 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC030 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC043 Work effectively as a cook
SITHCCC036 Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC037 Prepare seafood dishes
SITXFSA006 Participate in safe food handling practices
SITHKOP015 Design and cost menus
SITHCCC041 Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHPAT016 Produce desserts
SITHCCC042 Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHPAT014 Produce yeast-based bakery products
SITHCCC040 Prepare and serve cheese
SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHCCC039 Produce pates and terrines
SITHCCC038 Produce and serve food for buffets HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
MCIE Head Office & Campus
Contact us today to learn more about training courses in Melbourne
Levels 8, 250 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Call: 1300 737 004
MCIE Fanning St Kitchen
Our fully equipped commercial training kitchen.
28-30 Fanning Street,
Southbank, VIC, 3006
Call: 1300 737 004
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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